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Pa. House lawmaker wants to end ‘honor system’ that allows agencies to hide contracts

Bill creating 1st time homebuyers savings accounts approved by Senate

ReadingFilmFest gets $25,000 grant from Pennsylvania

Boyce: Pipeline leak would present ‘extreme hazard’ to county

Sainato: Grant to combat opioid use disorder in inmates

Legislative sleepwalking


Wolf’s budget earmarks $5M in aid to communities hit by prison, residential center shutdowns

Here’s how much your Lehigh Valley town would start paying to fund Pennsylvania State Police (from 80 cents to $80 per person)


Cheap shale gas menaces coal miner Consol even overseas

Big U.S. Steel property in Bucks County is for sale, seeks massive development

Love or hate Giant’s Marty, more robots are coming to supermarkets near you

Glatfelter moving HQ, about 50 employees from York City to North Carolina


Wilkinsburg jury asks two questions before ending full day of deliberations

Transgender Pa. prison inmate sues Corrections Dept., claiming they were denied proper healthcare

Opioid-replacement treatment available for Montgomery County prisoners


Map: Pa. education officials hit the road to hear input on new science standards

Scranton school employees, retirees considering medical attention for possible asbestos exposure

Scranton teachers postpone strike, trip to Harrisburg

A 6-year-old pointed a finger gun at her teacher and said ‘I shoot you.’ Her school called the cops.

SHINE hosts family resource event at Wilkes

Highlands appealing Heights Plaza assessment reduction

Penn State suspends Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity over ‘serious misconduct’ allegations


Sanders wins a narrow victory over Buttigieg in New Hampshire as Klobuchar claims 3rd

6 takeaways from the New Hampshire primary and Bernie Sanders’ win

New Hampshire culls Dem field: Yang drops out, others next?

Political ads with same actress attacks Democrats, including Cartwright

List of congressmen, districts attacked in political ads

Carlisle school board member announces run for 31st Senatorial District seat

Pennsylvanians can now apply online to vote by mail, without an excuse


GM hired for soon-to-be Hempfield mini casino

Health Care

Flu deaths climb to 47 in Pennsylvania this season

St. Luke’s likely buying Easton Hospital, documents suggest

The Affordable Care Act is helping women of color in Pa. Now it’s at risk | Opinion

Local News

Scranton City Council wants update from Basalyga on Electric City Garage repairs

Chris Kelly: Bond’s squatting days officially over

DeNaples may close Scranton Municipal Golf Course for warehouses

Dunmore councilwoman calls for more realistic budgets as town faces nearly $20M in debt

Reading introduces boosted salary ranges for public works, community development directors

Improvement District hopes to restore vandalized Reading mural

Wyomissing to implement expanded recycling in March

Chester may move on sale of water authority – again–/article_e614aa10-4d3e-11ea-b2b3-17f3b4419285.html

Allegheny Township approves cell tower near Blair Farm

Latrobe police schedule 2 more community outreach events

County council authorizes legal action against stormwater fee

Vehicle fee decision postponed, stormwater fee resolution passes

Wilkes-Barre Mayor Brown’s budget set for second and final vote

Vigil marks 16th anniversary of Phylicia Thomas’ disappearance

Developer plans to convert downtown Wilkes-Barre building into apartments

Harrisburg police extending an olive branch, but after that will ‘do what needs to be done’

New Jersey

What you need to know about the Trump administration’s immigration lawsuit against New Jersey

New Jersey wants to recoup $400,000 in tax credits from the Philadelphia 76ers

Opioid Crisis

Overdose deaths spike by 50 percent


Philly is already a pro-business city, Mayor Jim Kenney tells Chamber of Commerce

Mayor Jim Kenney urges leaders to change Philadelphia’s anti-business narrative

The fate of the troubled Philadelphia oil refinery is fracturing Democratic politics

Philly refinery auction’s first collateral damage: A $120 million biogas plant

At 81, she became a stand-up comic. Seven years later, she’s still slaying Philly crowds. | We The People

‘We’re supposed to be Democrats’: Black Trump supporters in Philly on why they back the president

Philadelphia public defenders vote to unionize

Man shot his brother and father in Philly home; police say shooter thought they were ‘possessed’

Inside a Philadelphia lab, scientists race to design a coronavirus vaccine


Allegheny County Council bans conversion therapy

Allegheny County Council votes to ban conversion therapy

Parks Conservancy disagrees with Peduto administration’s bill to establish tax

Pittsburgh Council proposes another plan for spending park tax money

Allegheny County Board of Elections addresses concerns before state primary

Allegheny County to roll out $400K marketing campaign ahead of new voting system, laws

U.S. attorney’s office in Pittsburgh will review materials between Giuliani and Justice Dept.

Pittsburgh law that forbids discrimination against Section 8 voucher holders weighed by Commonwealth Court

‘She was a light to everyone,’ says cousin of 3-year-old shot and killed in Beltzhoover

Port Authority’s BRT project remains highly rated by federal agency

Bus stops matter: Port Authority should improve consolidation process

Man working on power lines in Bloomfield left dangling after pole snaps

Pitt to host coronavirus panel discussion Wednesday evening

Pittsburgh, former police officer battling in court over termination

Brett Keisel to hold final ‘Shear Da Beard’ event for UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Bloomfield community group wants ShurSave development to maintain a grocery store and include equity measures

State News

Pennsylvania hemp farmers look to future at conference

There’s a new ‘Trump Store’ in the suburbs for supporters who wouldn’t ‘dare wear one of these shirts’ in Philly

Army Corps to get $7.7 million to upgrade Upper Ohio River locks and dams

New state fund will underwrite counseling for victims with old sexual abuse claims

Berks County farmer is on a quest to turn milk into yogurt cartons

Photo of Carnival-clad Gisele Fetterman sparks conversation online

Gisele Fetterman, 2nd Lady of Pa., to visit city March 6

Dog owners urged to vaccinate pets against deadly parvovirus


Blawnox intersection site of yet another violent encounter between train and truck

PennDOT plans traffic restrictions in West Deer


It’s time for bipartisan support in combating climate change and rebuilding infrastructure | Opinion

As construction hums at locks and dams projects, Trump budget zeroes out new funding